CJ, watching the last 2 games, I couldn't help but think 2 things:
1) This Flames teams is like the last 2 Stanley Cup losers: Good defense; boring; hot-goalie comes out of nowhere; one season wonder.
2) I would've much rather seen Brian Burke's skilled Canucks match up with the 'Ning. That would've been great to watch--Naslund, Bertuzzi, Ohlund, Sedin's, ect......These Flames may win games and hold on, but they stink to watch. Give me a Vancouver or Colorado anyday----Did the Bertuzzi situation cost the Canucks?
Back in October of 2000, the Mets were playing the Yanks in the World Series. Because of that, I was able to land some prime seats at the Garden for a Rangers-'Ning game. I couldn't believe, that night (famous Piazza/ Clemens Sunday night), how talented Tampa's young players were: LeCavalier, Richards, Modin, Mara (traded), St. Louis; Kubina, ect.
2 Things I thought the Ning had to do they did: One, they got some veteran talent. NO YOUNG teams can win without veterans--Brian Burke rule......Secondly, the 'Ning got rid of Kevin Weeks. To me, he looked like a typical NHL backup, not a primetimer.